Incident 54/2017 – July 23rd Sun. 20.00 – Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 54/2017 – July 23rd Sun. 20.00 – Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

An hour after the other three members of their sponsored Three Peaks Walk group had said that they were ‘ten minutes behind’ them, the ‘organiser’ reported that the final two walkers (m, f) had still not reached Horton Station. As a local CRO member arrived at the station approach, the pair emerged from the station gate. However, there was no minibus, no ‘organiser’ and no reply on his mobile phone,…

Three Peaks area, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire Jul. 23rd 20.15 – Alert only

Three Peaks area, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire  Jul. 23rd 20.15 – Alert only

A walker was reported overdue on the Three Peaks, some 14 or 15 hours after leaving home in central North Yorkshire. Her husband, who had called the Police, had no knowledge of her proposed route. As a local CRO member was setting out to find whether her car was still in Horton car park, she arrived home, safe and well. Volunteer hours: Minimal Meanwhile, back in Ribblesdale . . .…

Three Peaks area, Horton in Ribblesdale / Ingleton parishes, North Yorkshire Jul. 23rd 17.51 – Alert only

Three Peaks area, Horton in Ribblesdale / Ingleton parishes, North Yorkshire  Jul. 23rd 17.51 – Alert only

Five walkers were reported missing on the Three Peaks, in rain and poor visibility. They had last been seen on Whernside at an uncertain time. The duty controller said to give them another hour, but as a precaution asked team members for their availability and agreed that one local member should drive the roads between Bruntscar and Horton in Ribblesdale. Just as he arrived in Horton, to speak to the…

Incident 49/2017 – July 16th Sun. 15.36 – Robin Proctor’s Scar, Austwick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 49/2017 – July 16th Sun. 15.36 – Robin Proctor’s Scar, Austwick, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A climber (m,57) fell approximately 10 metres, sustaining shoulder and head injuries, whilst climbing at Robin Proctor’s Scar, Austwick. Team members assisted a Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedic in accessing the casualty, and packaged him for a lower by stretcher down the scree slope below the climb, to a waiting team vehicle. He was then driven to Town Head, Austwick for transfer to the road ambulance and transport to hospital. Volunteer…

Incident 48/2017 – July 15th Sat. 17.05 – Southerscales, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 48/2017 – July 15th Sat. 17.05 – Southerscales, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Just as team members were clearing away after the Ingleton Gala, a call was received to two walkers (m,f) lost ‘somewhere on Ingleborough’. The Duty Controller was able to speak directly with the walkers via mobile phone, and sent a ‘SARLoc’ message, which gave us their location on our mapping software. The walkers had followed another group onto the limestone pavement, and then lost contact with them in low cloud.…

Incident 47/2017 – July 15th Sat. 16.10 – Ingleton Playing Fields, North Yorkshire – Local Incident.

Incident 47/2017 – July 15th Sat. 16.10 – Ingleton Playing Fields, North Yorkshire – Local Incident.

Whilst providing first aid cover for the Ingleton Fell Race and Gala day, one of the last runners home (m,44) slipped and sustained a fracture to his right lower leg as he descended the grass slope just before the finish line. The casualty was splinted and given pain relief, pending the arrival of Yorkshire Ambulance Service. In addition, several runners were treated for minor cuts and grazes upon completion of…

Incident 45/2017 – June 30th Fri. 01.49 – Whernside area, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 45/2017 – June 30th Fri. 01.49 – Whernside area, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A group of six (all m, 16) on a Silver D of E expedition was reported missing in the Whernside area – last known position was approaching the summit ridge at 20.00 on Thursday. As they had tents, sleeping bags and food for two days, this was not treated as a serious emergency, so two CRO members and a Police officer drove around the area, looking for lights.

Incident 44/2017 – June 27th Tues. 14.35 – Ing Scar, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 44/2017 – June 27th Tues. 14.35 – Ing Scar, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a report of a walker (f, 53) who had fallen whilst walking near Malham Cove, sustaining a shoulder injury. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was able to land near the casualty and drop off a paramedic, but had to move due to unstable ground. The casualty was packaged and stretchered by team members to a CRO vehicle, and then driven to a…

Incident 42/2017 – June 21st Mon. 16.33 – Horton Scar, Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

Incident 42/2017 – June 21st Mon. 16.33 – Horton Scar, Pen-y-ghent, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

A 5 yr old ‘sprocker’ spaniel fell on rocks and was unable, or unwilling, to move his back legs. The owner requested assistance to get the dog off the hill. A small team responded, and together with a National Park warden, conveyed the dog down to the owners vehicle in Horton, from where the dog was taken for treatment at a local vet. Volunteer hours: 8   *The dog, Benson,…

Incident 41/2017 – June 13th Tue. 12.24 – Path from Gordale Bridge to Cawden Flatts, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

Incident 41/2017 – June 13th Tue. 12.24 – Path from Gordale Bridge to Cawden Flatts, Malham, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue

A walker (m,70) was reported to have collapsed on the path from Gordale Bridge to Cawden Flatts. With no phone signal, the caller returned to Malham to call for help and to collect the village defibrillator, because the patient was believed to have stopped breathing. When the first CRO members arrived, the paramedics from the North West Air Ambulance were monitoring the now-conscious patient …

Incident 40/2017 – June 5th Mon. 17.29 – Calf Holes, Birkwith, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

Incident 40/2017 – June 5th Mon. 17.29 – Calf Holes, Birkwith, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

A farmer reported one of his sheep had fallen down the 20m pitch at the entrance to Calf Holes, and was concerned as water levels appeared to be rising due to the heavy rain. A small team attended to find the stream into the pot in flood. An inspection was made of accessible areas of the pitch, but no sign of the sheep could be found.

Incident 37/2017 – May 31st Wed. 15.00 – Gaping Gill, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

Incident 37/2017 – May 31st Wed. 15.00 – Gaping Gill, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

During incident no 36, a caver (m 60) suffered from chest pains whilst at the foot of Gaping Gill where he was helping to manage winch descents of the cave. He rode to the surface in the winch chair where his condition was assessed and stabilized by a Bradford Pothole Club member and Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The casualty was carried by stretcher to the air ambulance that had returned from…

Incident 36/2017 – May 31st Wed. 12.03 – Sand Cavern, Gaping Gill, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

Incident 36/2017 – May 31st Wed. 12.03 – Sand Cavern, Gaping Gill, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue

CRO were called to support Bradford Pothole Club (BPC) with the rescue of a young person from Sand Cavern in Gaping Gill. The casualty had descended into the main chamber of Gaping Gill via the BPC winch and was exploring further cave passages with his father when he fell and injured his hip. The casualty was attended to by BPC members and extracted by BPC and CRO from Sand Cavern back to…

Incident 32/2017 – May 20th Sat. 15.26 – The Allotment, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

Incident 32/2017 – May 20th Sat. 15.26 – The Allotment, Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue

An 11-year old Labradoodle dog was reported to be exhausted on a walk between Clapham and Horton in Ribblesdale. A team vehicle, with four members on board, was sent to assist. With some coaxing, ‘Sydney’ tottered on to within a short distance of a decent vehicle track. He was carried to the team vehicle and transported to Clapham for a drink and feed. That left two people to set off…

Incident 31/2017 – May 20th Sat. 14.33 – North of High Birkwith, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 31/2017 – May 20th Sat. 14.33 – North of High Birkwith, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A Three Peaks walker (f,24) slipped or tripped, sustaining an ankle injury. One of her companions back-tracked about 500m to where two CRO members were staffing a checkpoint on the annual ‘CRO Challenge’ event. A team vehicle was sent, pain relief administered and the ankle splinted, before all were taken to meet an ambulance at Horton in Ribblesdale. Volunteer hours: 6

Incident 30/2017 – May 13th Sat. 23.23 – Descent from Ingleborough, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 30/2017 – May 13th Sat. 23.23 – Descent from Ingleborough, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Two Three Peaks walkers (f,36; f,26) reported themselves lost and exhausted on the descent from Ingleborough, towards Horton in Ribblesdale. A small team of CRO members made a rapid search of the suspected area, soon found the ‘missing’ pair and accompanied them, painfully slowly, to a member’s car, waiting near the walking route. Volunteer hours: 12

Incident 29/2017 – May 13th Sat. 16.57 – Simpson’s Pot, West Kingsdale, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue.

Incident 29/2017 – May 13th Sat. 16.57 – Simpson’s Pot, West Kingsdale, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue.

Two cavers descended Simpson’s Pot, intent on a ‘pull-through’ trip to Valley Entrance. One (m, 59) was unable to pass the constriction at the bottom of Slit Pot and was unaware of, or unable to climb up to the alternative way on. He remained there, while his companion went out for help. A CRO team went in from Valley Entrance, climbed above the caver and helped him to by-pass the…

Incident 28/2017 – May 11th Thu. 13.02 – Near entrance to Upper Long Churn Cave, Selside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 28/2017 – May 11th Thu. 13.02 – Near entrance to Upper Long Churn Cave, Selside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A caver (m, 47) slipped at the middle entrance to Long Churn and, in saving himself from a more severe fall, put out his arm, which caused him to dislocate a shoulder. He then walked up to the upper entrance, hoping that rest would aid recovery. The pain worsened, so he rang for help. The first CRO member on scene assessed the injury, then began assisting the casualty down the…

Incident 26/2017 – Apr. 29th Sat. 16.24 – Giggleswick Scar, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 26/2017 – Apr. 29th Sat. 16.24 – Giggleswick Scar, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were requested by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to attend a report of a person (f, 37) ‘fallen from a wall, 200m from Settle Golf Club’. Because of an ongoing incident, a reduced team responded from Horton in Ribblesdale to provide assistance to the ambulance service. On arrival, the team members discovered that the incident involved a climber who had suffered a 3m fall from Giggleswick Scar, sustaining a displaced…

Incident 25/2017 – Apr. 29th Sat. 15.34 – Great Knoutberry, Cumbria – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 25/2017 – Apr. 29th Sat. 15.34 – Great Knoutberry, Cumbria – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by Cumbria Police to a report of a gyrocopter crashed on the summit of Great Knoutberry Hill, above Dentdale. Two vehicles and personnel, just finishing providing cover for the Three Peaks Fell Race, were dispatched from Horton in Ribblesdale. Team members arrived at the crash site just as the Great North Air Ambulance took off with two casualties, suffering minor injuries on board, for transport to…

Incident 24/2017 – Apr. 23rd Sun. 10.34 – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 24/2017 – Apr. 23rd Sun. 10.34 – Whernside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

CRO were called out by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to locate and provide assistance to a 79 year old walker who was in difficulty near to the summit of Whernside. CRO members located and attended to the casualty, who had apparently fallen as a result of a trip and was unable to continue his walk. He was assisted to an air ambulance and flown off the hill for transfer by road…

Incident 23/2017 – Apr. 22nd Sat. 21.13 – Swan Dike Pot, Pen-y-ghent Gill, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue.

Incident 23/2017 – Apr. 22nd Sat. 21.13 – Swan Dike Pot, Pen-y-ghent Gill, North Yorkshire – Cave Rescue.

CRO were asked by our neighbours, Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association, to provide assistance on an incident in their area. Four cavers were reported overdue in Swan Dike Pot, above Pen-y-ghent Gill. Two of the party had made their way out of the cave and reported that one member of the party was stuck beyond a tight section of passage. After several hours of effort, by CRO & UWFRA, the casualty was…

Incident 22/2017 – Apr. 19th Wed. 11.02 – Great Knott, Gordale, Malham, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue.

Incident 22/2017 – Apr. 19th Wed. 11.02 – Great Knott, Gordale, Malham, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue.

North Yorkshire Police passed on a message that two new-born lambs were stuck down a mine shaft, near Gordale House, Malham. CRO caving members were unable to descend very far into the awkward and narrowing natural rift in the limestone bedrock and were unable to see or hear anything. The lambs’ owners and CRO members concluded that the ewe had given birth on a grassy ledge above the fissure and that any new-born lamb(s)…

Thanks for all your support! #TheCoopWay @coopuk.

Thanks for all your support! #TheCoopWay @coopuk.

Today (13th April 2017) we have been given the good news that we have been awarded a total of £1,921.95 for our Cooperative Local Community Fund-raising project at the Settle store, which finished on 8 April. This money will be going towards equipping our Swift Water Response team. We would just like to give a tremendous THANK YOU to everyone who chose us as their preferred cause when shopping at…

Incident 15/2017 – Apr. 2nd Sun. 17.45 – Baxenghyll Gorge, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 15/2017 – Apr. 2nd Sun. 17.45 – Baxenghyll Gorge, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The team were requested by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist helimed 98 with the evacuation of a photographer (m) who had suffered a broken leg whilst on the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. Team members escorted the air paramedics to the casualty and assisted with preparing him for transfer to a road ambulance which arrived shortly after. The casualty was then carried by team members to the road ambulance. Volunteer hours: 21…

Incident 13/2017 – Mar 25th. Sat. 14.16 – Whenside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 13/2017 – Mar 25th. Sat. 14.16 – Whenside, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

North Yorkshire Police received a call to a walker (m) collapsed but conscious, descending from Whernside ‘towards Ingleton’. The duty controller was able to re-contact the caller and established that they were in fact descending towards Bruntscar. Team members arrived on scene together with a road ambulance as the casualty neared the road head. He was escorted to the ambulance and left in the care of Yorkshire Ambulance Service personnel.…

Incident 8/2017 – Jan 29th Sun. 15.36 – Little Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 8/2017 – Jan 29th Sun. 15.36 – Little Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m,28), wearing trainers, slipped on snow or ice when beginning to descend from Little Ingleborough towards Gaping Gill and sustained a suspected shoulder dislocation. As CRO members made their way up to him, his companions assisted him to descend a little way down, very slowly and in considerable pain. He was given pain relief and stretchered (partly sledged, partly carried) down to a team Land Rover, below Trow…

Incident 8/2017 – Jan 29th Sun. 15.36 – Little Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 8/2017 – Jan 29th Sun. 15.36 – Little Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m,28), wearing trainers, slipped on snow or ice when beginning to descend from Little Ingleborough towards Gaping Gill and sustained a suspected shoulder dislocation. As CRO members made their way up to him, his companions assisted him to descend a little way down, very slowly and in considerable pain. He was given pain relief and stretchered (partly sledged, partly carried) down to a team Land Rover, below Trow…

The Open Wheel Introduce Cave Rescue Organisation – Good Cause of The West Riding Classic 2017

The Open Wheel Introduce Cave Rescue Organisation – Good Cause of The West Riding Classic 2017

Cave Rescue Organisation Formed in 1935, The Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) is the oldest cave rescue organisation in the world. It was originally formed by cavers specifically to rescue cavers but, since the 60s, has also been a mountain rescue service. Today the majority of the call-outs are for above ground incidents of which there were 99 in 2016, ranging from injured walkers, climbers, trapped livestock, road and mountain bike…

Incident 6/2017 – Jan 21st Sat. 10.15 – Scar Top, nr. Giggleswick, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue.

Incident 6/2017 – Jan 21st Sat. 10.15 – Scar Top, nr. Giggleswick, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue.

The team were called by North Yorkshire Police to go to the aid of a sheep which had been crag fast for over 36 hours. The sheep was located on a narrow ledge approximately 10m above ground level. A team member descended by rope to the ledge from above, and the sheep was ‘encouraged’ to retrace its route up a narrow cleft to the field above. Volunteer hours: 4

Incident 5/2017 – Jan 14th Sat. 16.04 – Pen y ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 5/2017 – Jan 14th Sat. 16.04 – Pen y ghent, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Before the previous incident was quite concluded, there was a call to go to a walker (f,32) who had suffered a knee-cap dislocation ’15 minutes from the trig point’ on the main path down from Pen y ghent towards Horton in Ribblesdale. While the team was re-organising and en route, a former team member, out for a walk, happened by. He provided spare clothing and encouraged the group to assist…

Incident 4/2017 – Jan 14th Sat. 13.51 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 4/2017 – Jan 14th Sat. 13.51 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A CRO member, out for a walk, reported that a walker (m,12) had sustained an ankle injury, 50m from the summit of Ingleborough, on the path towards Ingleton. He used his own emergency equipment to keep the boy warm, until help arrived. Team members carried him to a Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which had been requested as a back-up, in case of complications, and he was flown down to Horton in…

Incident 3/2017 – Jan 2nd Mon. 19.41 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 3/2017 – Jan 2nd Mon. 19.41 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Two walkers (m,27 f,25) with a dog, contacted police for guidance when they became disoriented whilst walking off Ingleborough. Although well equipped, they had lost confidence in their navigation in the dark. The duty controller was able to establish their location using SARLoc (a smartphone application that sends the phones location to our mapping software), and then guide them to Gaping Gill, where they were met by two team members…

Incident 2/2017 – Jan. 2nd. 15.58 – Ribblehead, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 2/2017 – Jan. 2nd. 15.58 – Ribblehead, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

The police requested the team to assist in a search for a missing person (m,50) believed to be on Whernside with inadequate clothing for the freezing conditions. As the team members gathered at Ribblehead for a briefing prior to commencing a search, the police reported that the male had been found safe and well on a minor road in Chapel le Dale. Team members were therefore stood down before a…

Incident 1/2017 – Jan. 1st Sun. 15.20 – River Doe, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – River Rescue.

Incident 1/2017 – Jan. 1st Sun. 15.20 – River Doe, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – River Rescue.

The team were called by the Ambulance Service and Police after multiple calls were received to a person (m,40) fallen into the River Doe on the Ingleton Waterfalls walk, possibly above Snow Falls. On arrival at the scene, the casualty had already been pulled from the river above Storrs Common by a passer by, and ambulance and air ambulance paramedics were rapidly on scene. The casualty was suffering from multiple…

Incident 99/2016 – Dec. 30th Fri. 15.44 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 99/2016 – Dec. 30th Fri. 15.44 – Ingleborough, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

4 walkers (3m, 25, 1f, 14) with 2 dogs became disoriented in mist whilst walking on Ingleborough. The walkers were able to contact the police via mobile roaming, but were unable to give an accurate location. After several mistaken locations, they found Gaping Gill, and were able to contact the duty controller directly by responding to his calls to them. As visibility was poor and night had fallen, they were…

Incident 97/2016 – Dec. 26th Mon. 11.14 – Blind Beck, Barbon Low Fell, Cumbria – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 97/2016 – Dec. 26th Mon. 11.14 – Blind Beck, Barbon Low Fell, Cumbria – Mountain Rescue.

The team were called by Cumbria Police to a walker (f,62) with a reported broken leg, approximately 300m above the road in Barbondale. Team members arrived on scene just after the North West Air Ambulance which, due to high winds, was unable to land near the casualty, having instead to touch down near the road. The air ambulance paramedics and team members climbed to the casualties location on the hillside,…

Incident 96/2016 – Dec. 10th Sat. 17.08 – Cam Pasture, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

Incident 96/2016 – Dec. 10th Sat. 17.08 – Cam Pasture, Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire – Mountain Rescue.

A walker (m, 31), who had set off from Horton in Ribblesdale at 12.40, to walk the northern end of the Ribble Way, reported himself lost and benighted in low cloud near Cam Houses. A CRO Land Rover was able to drive to within easy walking distance of him, despite the complexity of recent timber extraction routes in Cam Woodlands. Cold, but otherwise unharmed, he was returned to Horton.